82 - Sachin has hit 69 sixes in Tests which puts him 14th in the all time list and third among Indians behind Virender Sehwag who has 91 and MS Dhoni with 75.
83 - In ODIs, Sachin is numero uno among Indians with 194 sixes and third overall behind Shahid Afridi and Sanath Jayasuriya.
84 - Sachin has won 14 Man of the Match awards in Tests - an Indian record.
85 - Sachin has also won 62 Man of the Match awards in ODIs - a world record - with the last one coming in the 2011 World Cup semi-final against Pakistan in Mohali.
86 - The biggest influence on his career is his older brother, Ajit. "If there is any problem in my batting I always speak to him. Ajit is absolutely the person I trust most when it comes to batting," said Sachin.
87 - Sachin wrote a letter to the ICC seeking a change in the format of ODIs from two innings of 50 overs to four innings of 25 overs each but the ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat rejected the idea.
88 - By his own admission, Sachin has never played with a runner in his entire life, even in school cricket. "Only I know where the ball is going and how hard, when I hit the ball, something my runner will never know about," he said.
89 - Of his 51 Test tons, 29 have come away. Only 12 of his 49 ODI tons have come away though.
90 - Sachin's boyhood idol was John McEnroe although they were poles apart temperamentally. "I was the only one supporting John McEnroe - everyone used to call me “Mac” because I styled myself on him. I made my father buy me the same headbands and sweatbands and even grew my hair long. You wouldn’t believe the pictures of me from that time," said Sachin later.